It’s telling that the first three spots on this list are occupied by debut albums, but Exquirla is a project of veterans from the band Toundra who teamed up with charismatic singer Niño de Elche.
A unique mixture of post-rock (music) and flamenco (singing), “Para quienes aún viven” is all about the atmosphere – dark and unnerving – but also peculiar beauty that is always there behind sullen riffs and instrumental climaxes.
With 5 songs lasting around 10 minutes and just three shorter pieces, this albums might take you a few spins to fully appreciate it. But afterwards, you might keep it on repeat for the whole next year.
Stream “Para quienes aún viven” on Youtube.
Exquirla on Facebook.